Looking Back on May 28, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

W. Herbert McCann, for the past four years assistant to the clerk of the Lewiston Water Board, was yesterday afternoon elected to the office of clerk to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lorenzo W. Daly. The Water Commissioners were unanimous in their choice. Mr. McCann has made an efficient assistant and appears perfectly competent to carry on the work of clerk.

50 years ago, 1960

Two men pleaded guilty yesterday morning in Auburn Municipal Court to charges of defacing traffic control devices and in both cases $10 fines were suspended.

Ordered into court on the charges were a 27 year-old Auburn man and a 21 year-old Lewiston man. Both men were charged with driving over freshly painted traffic lines in New Auburn.

25 years ago, 1985

A coyote was shot by Francis Eastman, Old Portland Road, Auburn, Saturday morning.

Eastman said the coyote was bothering his cattle. His small farm had been bothered for the past four years by a pair of coyotes. Eastman lost four full-grown turkeys and thinks that deer that used to mingle with his cattle were driven off by the coyotes.

Attempts to trap the coyotes were unsuccessful. Every day, Eastman would see the pair chasing his cattle up to the fence, only to run away from oncoming cars.

Early Saturday morning, Eastman spotted the coyote chasing the cattle and was able to kill the animal.